I am Legend

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I am Legend

The wife and I went and saw I am Legend over the Christmas break. It's been a while since I've spent the whole movie on the edge of my seat clenched in anticipation. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors even though he may not be the best actor. The movie is amazing. I'm a sucker for end of world, nature takes back over kind of stuff. The concept of the movie is a virus is manipulated to kill cancer. It goes awry of course and every one dies. Every one except Dr. Robert Neville, virologist. Funny how a virologist is the only one immune to a killer virus. So, Dr. Neville spends his days working on cure and trying to contact other possible survivors.  That's all good and well but if all the bridges have been destroyed how do survivors get to you......Boats? Every summer my dad used to have to buy a new lawn mower because he didn't know gas goes bad. How does Dr. Neville's gas stay fresh? Dr. Neville comments on how the "dark seekers" showed a total break down of human survival instincts because they allowed themselves to be exposed to the sun once. Is it really he who has broken down and is losing grip with his human instincts? Chasing his dog into an unsafe area? Talking to mannequins? 

Any way, I'd completely recommend this movie to action/ sci fi fans. Or if you love seeing Will Smith looking ripped with no shirt on.  Oh, and this is apparently a remake of Mega man a Charlton Heston film, or so the father in law says. I'm going to check that out to. 

   

   

writtenstatic
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Question....who do you think put that mannequin outside the store? Do you think Dr. Neville did it and forgot he also set up a trap?
That part of the movie was kinda funky for me. It's quite far fetching for me to believe it was one of the dark seekers who did that. Ya know what I mean?

foambrush
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The movie was great, acting was not over the top, the scene where will smith mimics the scene from Shrek was really good, the ending was OK since movies are based on suspension of belief

Oh and the trap was set by the dark seeker to capture will smith

"The Last Man On Earth" starring Vincent Price
"The Omega Man" starring Charlton Heston
"I Am Legend" starring Will Smith

"To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so."

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p to the izzle
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The trap was definitely set by the dark seekers. They watched him and learned. Dr. Neville said the Dark Seekers were losing there basic human instincts but really it was Dr. Neville. The Dark Seekers had "leaders" of sorts. When they attacked Dr. Neville's house you see the main Dark Seekers directing the charge.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

writtenstatic
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You think it was the dark seekers? I couldn't tell.
I think the ending was left open for another movie...

ramakandra
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...im about to go see this so ill weigh in with my two cents when i get back...
...from what i can see it looks great...

iamthedevil
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They've made two previous versions of this movie, based on a book if I remember correctly. One had Heston, one had Vincent Price. Both were considered awful. I've seen none of the three thus far...

But I do like Will Smith. All the movies where he's essentially the same sort of character doing the same sort of things, like saving the world or whatever, are his best. My fav is "I, Robot". I've seen it like a dozen times.

piikalama
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i liked this movie. i thought will smith showed a fuller performance, when he started to break down and crack. he wasnt so fresh prince. i did chuckle a bit though how he played a top scientist, sorta like denise richards playing scientist in that bond flick. good movie though. id recommend it.

i like the part where he gets bummed about the bacon!

Awes0me
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Great movie indeed! I loved the scenes with his dog. Eat your vegetables haha

BeachBum77
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I love this movie! (and seeing Will Smith without his shirt, looking ripped...lol) Someone else mentioned it already, but the "eat your vegetables" scene was one of my favorites. I love the Mustang he drove in the beginning of the movie (was that a GT500?). Anyway, I have been recommending this movie to everyone. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to!

PatO7
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Id be willing to watch a movie that has Will Smith in it--even though Im not much of a movie watcher. but Great review btw, you write it in a way that intrigues a person to go watch a movie.

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